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Microsoft's "Magic Wall" Tech on Windows 8 Laptops & Tablets by Next Year

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Microsoft announced its acquisition of Perceptive Pixel just as it was preparing to launch Windows 8, Office 13 and the Surface tablet. The timing wasn't by chance: The maker of huge multi-touch screens - check out CNN's eight-foot "magic wall" - is an integral part of software giant's bet-the-company leap...
Microsoft's "Magic Wall" Tech on Windows 8 Laptops & Tablets by Next Year

'Difficult To Work With,' Jack Dorsey's Role At Twitter Has Been 'Reduced'

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  Now we know how Jack Dorsey is handling two demanding jobs at two fast-growing companies. He's not, really. The Twitter cofounder made a triumphant return to the company in early 2011, after years away. Already chairman (after having originally been CEO), "executive" was appended to Dorsey's title to make it...
'Difficult To Work With,' Jack Dorsey's Role At Twitter Has Been 'Reduced'
Cornell’s Tech Campus Poaches UCLA’s Deborah Estrin for Its Technologist Dream Team

'Planet Daily' Gets a New Name, an Exec Team, and a Partnership with Buzzfeed

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Not the actual NowThis News headquarters, sadly. (Photo: DC Wikia The video startup formerly known as Planet Daily is stealth mode no more. Today the company announced its proper name–NowThis News–plus the identity of its executive team. The site will launch with a partnership with BuzzFeed in place, positioning the...
'Planet Daily' Gets a New Name, an Exec Team, and a Partnership with Buzzfeed

Nokia Store has 120,00 apps, over 120 million users, foggy future

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As Nokia starts to roll out its latest slice of Symbian-powered hardware across Europe, the manufacturer has bundled up some upbeat usage statistics for its developers. It's a mixture of global clout, big user numbers and several mobile platforms, with Nokia declaring support from 145 operators, across 52 different...
Nokia Store has 120,00 apps, over 120 million users, foggy future
You Want a Cookie With All Those Facebook Likes?

FBI issues report detailing spread of lurid employee misconduct

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FBI assistant director details 'rash of sexting cases' and hopes report's release will stem tide of inappropriate behaviorSo widespread are the instances of illegal activities among FBI employees that the bureau has taken the drastic step of issuing a report detailing the spread of misconduct in an attempt to stem...
FBI issues report detailing spread of lurid employee misconduct

Tech Insurgents 2012: Deborah Estrin

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Professor Estrin. The Entrepreneurial Egghead Of all Mike Bloomberg’s many initiatives to turn New York into the Silicon Valley of the 21st century, one stands out as the centerpiece of his master plan: the applied sciences campus. After a battle royale with other schools including Stanford, Cornell emerged the winner...
Tech Insurgents 2012: Deborah Estrin

How an iPhone Helped This Man Regain Hand Function

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The promise of modern medical technology is everyday miracles; bringing innovations to the average person that might greatly improve their lives is the goal. And happily that promise is being met by products heading to the market right now. CNN released an amazing clip recently that shows off a man...
How an iPhone Helped This Man Regain Hand Function
Looking back at WordPress on its 10th birthday (infographic)

Frequency teams up with Chinese TV maker to bring its video app to the masses

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Frequency is set to announce a partnership with Chinese television maker TCL  that could put the video curation startup’s app before millions of new eyeballs. Frequency is revealing on Wednesday morning at CES that its app will be pre-installed on TCL’s newly-announced Ice Screen TV set as the default option to watch...
Frequency teams up with Chinese TV maker to bring its video app to the masses
Forget Wall Street, Occupy shits to the iPhone 5 launch

Geeks Without Bounds Organizes Hackathons to help crisis response for Sandy

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Humanitarian tech accelerator Geeks Without Bounds (GWOB) is helping to organize six international hackathons this weekend to aid crisis response for the devastating effects of hurricane Sandy. In conjunction with Crisis Commons, hackers, developers and designers are invited to join Crisis Camps in Boston, DC, Oregon, Auckland, Galway , San Francisco...
Geeks Without Bounds Organizes Hackathons to help crisis response for Sandy
Now You Can Make An App For Google Glass In Just 15 Minutes (GOOG)
Video news 2.0: HuffPost Live launches with a focus on viewer engagement

BlackBerry 10 reaches the 100,000 app mark, adds Amazon Kindle today

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While it's still got some distance to make up, BlackBerry has swiftly reached a milestone of sorts -- its first 100,000 apps. According to the announcement, BB10 has notched up over 30,000 new games and apps over the last seven weeks, all before it's even entered the USA. Notable...
BlackBerry 10 reaches the 100,000 app mark, adds Amazon Kindle today

Plagiarism, defamation and the power of hyperlinks

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What do Fareed Zakaria, Jonah Lehrer and Gawker Media have in common? In different ways, the incidents that have thrust all three into the news recently help to show the power of the simple hyperlink, which Sir Tim Berners-Lee developed along with the rest of the web a little over...
Plagiarism, defamation and the power of hyperlinks

Airtime’s Massive PR Launch Quantified: Full-Court Celebrity Press Conference = Just 150K Users

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Olivia Munn, Joel McHale, Julie Louis-Dreyfus, Ed Helms and Jim Carry at the Airtime launch. There were perhaps 100 print, online and TV reporters drinking coffee and eating parfait at the press event in Chelsea last week. Media from Bloomberg, CNN, the Associated Press and the New York Times down...
Airtime’s Massive PR Launch Quantified: Full-Court Celebrity Press Conference = Just 150K Users

MLG's esports events now attract more young male viewers than the Rose Bowl

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Competitive gaming, often referred to as esports, has been on a tear in the last year. Long a sideshow, two blockbuster titles, Starcraft 2 and League of Legends, each of which sport a rapid fanbase and a harshly competitive upper talent echelon, have grown esports into an industry. Even more, powerful and...
MLG's esports events now attract more young male viewers than the Rose Bowl

Microsoft DMCA Notice 'Mistakenly' Targets BBC, Techcrunch, Wikipedia and U.S. Govt

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In recent months the number of DMCA takedown requests sent out by copyright holders has increased dramatically, and it’s starting to turn the Internet into a big mess. One of the problems is that many rightsholders use completely automated systems to inform Google and other sites of infringements. That these...
Microsoft DMCA Notice 'Mistakenly' Targets BBC, Techcrunch, Wikipedia and U.S. Govt
NASCAR blocks eyewitness video of Daytona crash due to 'copyright' concerns
Facebook teams with CNN for 2012 presidential election coverage

LinkTV World News for the iPad wants to reinvent global news for the YouTube era

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Link TV is launching a free iPad app dedicated to curating the most important video coverage of major international news events, its non-profit parent company Link Media announced today. Called LinkTV World News, it combines mainstream media content to eyewitness reports and documentaries. According to Link TV president and CEO, Paul S. Mason, the...
LinkTV World News for the iPad wants to reinvent global news for the YouTube era

Yet Another Buzz-Generating Report Surfaces About Apple's Smart Watch

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The third report in a week has surfaced about the Apple smart watch. Bloomberg just published a story citing two unnamed sources who say that the company has a team of about 100 product designers working on a “wristwatch-like device that may perform some of the computing tasks now handled...
Yet Another Buzz-Generating Report Surfaces About Apple's Smart Watch

Prez Debate: How Candidates Would Bring Apple's Manufacturing To The US

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The presidential debates finally embraced a question about technology. Last night, CNN moderator Candy Crowley asked each candidate how they would “convince a great American” company like Apple to bring their manufacturing facilities to the US. Romney came out swinging against China, accusing them of currency manipulation, violating intellectual property...
Prez Debate: How Candidates Would Bring Apple's Manufacturing To The US

HuffPost Live Thrives On Tape

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Late last summer, Huffington Post launched a streaming video news service, backed by 100 employees, lots of cash and a heap of hype. So how’s it going? Pretty good, says HuffPost Live boss Roy Sekoff. Especially if you choose to look at HuffPost Live as a video clip generator: Sekoff...
HuffPost Live Thrives On Tape

Dismissive VCs Drive Hardware Startups Straight to Kickstarter

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Ms. Hu (lark.com) Imagine that you invented this really cool wristband alarm clock, and you think it could be a real 'disruptive' technology. You spend months mocking up a presentation to give to investors at TechCrunch Disrupt, but on the morning of your demo, rich assholes incapable of summoning empathy...
Dismissive VCs Drive Hardware Startups Straight to Kickstarter
Funding Daily: Chugging towards change

Apple loses $34.9 billion in market cap in its worst trading day in 4 years, but why?

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Gene Munster has a target of $900 for Apple’s stock, which is a touch awkward today as the company shed 6.43% of its value, to settle at a valuation of a mere $508 billion. It’s almost below the half trillion mark, which would place it in company with a wealth...
Apple loses $34.9 billion in market cap in its worst trading day in 4 years, but why?

Steve Wozniak Is One Of The Few People Who Has Met The Kimye Baby

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In today's most bizarre celebrity friend pairings, it turns out Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is one of the few people who has had the privilege of meeting Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's new baby girl, North "Nori" West. Woz appeared on CNN's "Piers Morgan Live" Thursday night and discussed the encounter,...
Steve Wozniak Is One Of The Few People Who Has Met The Kimye Baby
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